Posts Tagged ‘Colorado Springs’

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Support Your Local Businesses!

17/07/2012

English: A photo of a cup of coffee. Esperanto...I was in Colorado Springs today and stopped in a new coffee shop.  It was the place to pick up a t-shirt I ordered to support the firefighters, and instead of picking up and running out, I ordered a cup of coffee and dessert.  Local businesses are hurting from the fires in that area, and I figured I would do my part to help the local economy.  There is always a different feeling, knowing you are supporting an independent business.

Is there a business in your area that could use your support?

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Communities Caring For Community

10/07/2012

Neighbors Helping NeighborsIt’s been great to see the outpouring of generosity from the metro Denver area for their neighbors who have been impacted by the fires.  The rebuilding process is just beginning, and some out of the area may forget once the fires are contained and the news crews leave.   Out of sight, out of mind, the old saying goes.  Donations of all kinds continue to come in though, from the metro area.    One thing that seems to remain – old-fashioned community and neighbors.  Maybe there’s a silver lining in all of this after all – just maybe…

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Friday Fun

29/06/2012

Happy Friday!  I am dedicating this to Peak Pet Pantry in Colorado Springs, for working with so many organizations and evacuees of the Waldo Canyon Fire to help take care of displaced pets.  Thanks for all you do!

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Thursday Thanks

28/06/2012
Waldo Canyon fire, Colorado Springs, CO

Waldo Canyon fire, Colorado Springs, CO (Photo credit: Beverly & Pack)

Today I am grateful for so many people who want to help those affected by the wildfires in Colorado.

It goes without saying that we are indebted to firefighters, rescue personnel, emergency management teams, etc.  What always amazes me though, are the amount of people, the grass roots efforts, if you will, who want to give of themselves and what they have, in the way of goods and services, available space whether for families or livestock, and in their own time – totally volunteer.

I have joined with a facebook group to keep track of the very erratic wildfire in Waldo Canyon, and it is overwhelming to see the number of people who want to give. Thank you for your generosity and big hearts!  It’s so good to see…

If you would like to help, check out this local CBS News link, where they have provided many options…

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Wednesday’s Word – Stick Together

27/06/2012
Waldo Canyon fire, Colorado Springs, CO

Waldo Canyon fire, Colorado Springs, CO (Photo credit: Beverly & Pack)

“When you go out into the world, watch out for traffic, hold hands, and stick together.”  ~  Robert Fulghum “All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten”   This popped into my head tonight as I watched a wildfire go totally out of control 60 miles south of where I live.  “Stick Together.”  I have to do something, anything, to help.  So far, 32,000 people have been evacuated from their homes as a result of the Waldo Canyon Fire that is burning in Colorado Springs.  Four shelters have opened. People are opening their homes, their farm land, offering to cook – anything to stick together.

I hate to think what we will see in the coming days – and I know that many people need our help, in some form or another.  If you would like to help, you can donate to the Colorado Red Cross and designate to the fire efforts.  You can also donate to the Salvation Army.  If you are in the area, collect items needed, like shampoo, blankets, etc. for smaller shelters. The Humane Society is opening a temporary shelter and could use donations.  Anything helps!

For more information on the Waldo Canyon and other fires in Colorado, click HERE.

Stick Together….

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